iPad mini Will mini2 run iOS 9 and 10 well?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Italianblend, Oct 25, 2014.

  1. Italianblend macrumors 68000


    Mar 21, 2011
    Do you think the iPad 2 (and 3, for that matter) will run iOS 9 without slowdowns/animation glitches, etc? My fiancé wants a mini and is probably going to get a 2, but I really am a little weary about it. I don't want it to slow down in a year when iOS 9 is released. What do you think? Ideally I'd like to wait until the next improved model comes out.

    Ps: was in Apple store today and mini 2/3 feels slower than air 2 noticably. I Mean, sure of course; but even when just swiping icon screens. Mini 3 is a fail.
  2. rrm74001 macrumors 6502


    Nov 11, 2008
  3. dannyyankou macrumors 604


    Mar 2, 2012
    Scarsdale, NY
  4. squeeks macrumors 68040


    Jun 19, 2007
    It shares the same chip as the air doesn't it?
  5. scupking macrumors 6502a

    Dec 14, 2010
    Yes the mini 2 and air are the same.
  6. Closingracer macrumors 68040

    Jul 13, 2010
    I think the air and mini 2/3 will run iOS 9 and 10 fine as long as they keep 1gb as the norm in iPhone. If they all upgrade to 2gb of ram idk
  7. Daniel3102 macrumors 6502

    Jul 17, 2014
    I do think that the mini 2 will see iOS 10, and maybe 11. I do not have an iPad, but I do have an iPhone 5s that has the same specs as the mini 2 (and mini 3). iOS 8 doesn't seem slow or crippled like iOS 7 does on an iPhone 4. Also, lets not forget that the A7 is still a VERY powerful chip.

    For example, the iP6 with the A8 is guaranteed to have iOS 11 (going on that each iPhone gets 3 major updates like in years past). That being said the 5s (with the A7 and 1 gig of RAM just like the mini 2 and 3) is only a little slower. The A7 is 1.3 GHz and the A8 is 1.4. This COULD mean that Apple is trying to extend the life of each product to 4 or 5 major updates. Just a theory :)

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